The Lord of the Rings. First Edition / First Impression Set. I have for sale this very rare set of the Lord of Rings trilogy. All three books are first edition /first impressions including jackets.
The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers are both becoming very hard to find. One of the jewels in the crown for the Tolkien collector.And will take pride of place on any bookshelf. All come in removable jacket protectors. So to the finer details. The first in the trilogy a first edition/ first impression with only 3,000copies printed in July 1954. Original red boards with a few marks. As shown, rolled spine ends and minor shelf wear to edges/corners. Pages clean with a browned endpapers, a little foxing, surname on front paper. The title page has the 1954date, the map has the red dot near to Umbar and all other first impression points noted.
The unclipped original jacket was covered in tape but this has now been removed and edges/spine restored by UKs top professional. First edition/ first impression with only 3,250 copies printed in 1954. Original red boards very clean. Internally end papers browned and neat owners name on front blank page, pages clean. The title page has the 1954date and all other first impression points noted including original map.
The unclipped original jacket has had 10mm at top of spine restored by UKs top professional. The Return of the King. The final of the trilogy is also a first edition/ first impression with only 7,000copies printed in October 1955. Slightly marked and rolled spine ends.
Internally the pages are clean with no foxing, browned front/end papers as usual. The title page has the 1955date and all other first impression points noted including on page 49 the number 4 and usual dropped text. The clipped jacket is original and in good condition. A few marks and a browned spine, minute loss on corners top edge but very minimal. So overall a fantastic set of a true classic tale by an outstanding writer and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the earliest printing of the trilogy in relatively good condition.Apologises for camera flash glare and my poor photographic skills! A few people asked if I would spilt this set. So if interested in this option please let me know. Please feel free to ask any questions and browse my other Tolkien items.
I also have a number of earlier LOTR impressions if anyone after missing volumes. The item "J R R Tolkien The Lord of the Rings 1st 1954/55 VERY RARE (Hobbit Middle Earth)" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "martin3636cat" and is located in Loughborough.This item can be shipped worldwide.